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Broncos' Biggest Studs & Duds in 22-16 Loss to Raiders

The Denver Broncos are 3-7 and have been swept by the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Denver Broncos allowed the Las Vegas Raiders to complete their sweep for the third straight season, falling at home, 22-16. In the wake of head coach Nathaniel Hackett relinquishing play-calling duties, Denver's offense looked better and more efficient at times, but at the end of the day, it wasn't remotely close to good enough

Scoring 17 points in regulation would've notched a win for a Broncos squad desperate for anything it could get. So who helped keep the game close, and who didn't show up for the Broncos?

Let's dive into Week 11's studs and duds. 

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kendall Hinton (9) reaches for the end zone as Las Vegas Raiders safety Duron Harmon (30) tackles in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High.
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Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) lines up a field goal attempt in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High.
Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson (22) celebrates with cornerback Ronald Darby (21) and safety Justin Simmons (31) after a play in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High.
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks with quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Empower Field at Mile High.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) during the third quarter at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

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Despite ending the game with five grabs for 80 yards, Courtland Sutton ends up a loser because, as a captain and one of the few healthy offensive starters left, you cannot make the mistakes he made in this game. 

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Sutton was the culprit in a massive drop on third down that would have extended a drive further into Raiders' territory and on an awful blindside block on an easy first down catch by Greg Dulcich. Sutton made some plays vs. Las Vegas, but that is to be expected. These brutal mistakes are not.


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